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ON THE ROAD: Museums Museums….

by Suzanne Francis-Brown, UWI Museum Curator
Something has happened to me over the past few years. Now, when I visit museums, the artifacts are taking second place to the story, the presentation, the infrastructure…

GUEST POST: Irvinia as I remember her…

by Velma Pollard
(Educator, author, poet, Irvinite)
Irvinia as I remember her


50 years ago, during the 8th British Empire & Commonwealth Games held August 4-13, 1966 and the following 2nd Paraplegic Games, held August 14-20, over 1000 athletes from around the world made their homes in the halls of residence of the University of the West Indies – at Irvine, Taylor, Chancellor and Seacole Halls. The Commonwealth Games took place at the still new National Stadium, while the Paraplegic Games were held at the university sports facilities at what is now known as the Mona Bowl.

GUEST POST: ‘Calling UWI Geographers!’

Recent visitors at the UWI Museum included Cecille Harriott Depass who has been inspired to pull together a memorial to the early development of the University of the West Indies Geography Department. We’re happy to facilitate her call for engagement and participation:
Cecille Harriott Depass (right) on a recent visit to the UWI Museum, with Bev Phillips and Tony Depass
Cecille Harriott Depass:  “Open Call to UWI Geography Dept’s  students and professors to contribute to a Book of Memories.


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